Published Papers

Hocking, M.D.*, MacAdams, J.*, Sneiderman, R.B., Allison, M.J, Bergman, L.C., Koop, B., Starzomski, B., Lesperance, M.L., and Helbing, C.C. 2022. Establishing the signal above the noise in field applications: Accounting for an environmental background in the detection and quantitation of salmonid eDNA. Fishes, 7: 266. DOI: 10.3390/fishes7050266.

Robinson, C.L.K., Bergman, L.C., Allison, M.J., Huard, J., Sutherst, J., and Helbing, C.C. 2022. The utility of environmental DNA to detect intertidal habitat use by forage fish. Ecological Indicators, 142:109306. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.109306.

Gagné, N., Bernatchez, L., Bright, D., Côté, G., Coulson, M., Gurney, K., Hanner, R., Helbing, C., Hobbs, J., Hocking, M., Khan, I., Naumann, C., Parent, G., Richter, C., Silverio, C., Skinner, M., Weir, A., Wilcox, T., Wilson, C., and Clogg-Wright, K. 2021. Environmental DNA (eDNA) reporting requirements and terminology. National standard of Canada, CSA W214:21. Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 31 pp. 

Lesperance, M., Allison, M.J., Bergman, L.C., Hocking, M.D., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. A statistical model for calibration and computation of detection and quantification limits for low copy number environmental DNA samples. Environmental DNA, 3: 970-981. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.220. eLowQuant R code available here: 

Matthias, L., Allison, M.J., Maslovat, C.Y., Hobbs, J., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. Improving ecological surveys for the detection of cryptic, fossorial snakes using eDNA on and under artificial cover objects. Ecological Indicators, 131: 108187. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108187.

Allison, M.J., Round, J.M., Bergman, L.C., Mirabzadeh, A., Allen, H., Weir, A., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. The effect of silica desiccation under different storage conditions on filter-immobilized environmental DNA. BMC Research Notes, 14: 106. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05530-x.

Langlois, V.S., Allison, M.J., Bergman, L.C., To, T.A., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. The need for robust qPCR-based eDNA detection assays in environmental monitoring and risk assessments. Environmental DNA, 3: 519-527. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.164.